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Spotlight on Faculty : Faculty Recognitions

Faculty Special Recognitions

Fang Wang, Assistant Professor of Finance, Department of Finance and Supply Chain Management, was chosen as the 2010 College of Business "Excellence in Teaching" award recipient from the CWU Alumni Association. The criteria for the award includes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student and peer evaluation, and success in advising and mentoring students. It is intended for a fulltime, tenure-track, junior faculty member with more than two and less than 6 years as a CWU faculty member. Dr. Wang is noted for her teaching and her work with students at CWU-Des Moines. She is a prime example of teaching excellence, particularly in teaching courses that demand rigor as well as connecting the conceptual, theoretical and applied aspects in a highly quantitative discipline.

James Avey, Assistant Professor of HRM, Department of Management, was chosen as the 2009 College of Business "Excellence in Teaching" award recipient from the CWU Alumni Association. The criteria for the award includes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student and peer evaluation, and success in advising and mentoring students. It is intended for a fulltime, tenure-track, junior faculty member with more than two and less than 6 years as a CWU faculty member.

Koushik Ghosh, Professor of Economics, was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table at the University of Oxford, England, July 2009. The roundtable, "Social Justice: Human Rights, Poverty, and Financial Resources," involved a series of seminars built around approximately 20 presentations. Dr. Ghosh's contribution was "Morality and Markets."

Robert Holtfreter, Professor, Department of Accounting, was chosen as the 2009 CWU Distinguished Professor of Service. The Distinguished Professor award is the highest award attainable at the University and represents the highest level of performance. The awards are overseen by the Central Washington University Faculty Senate.

Mark Pritchard, Associate Professor of Marketing, Department of Management, was chosen as the 2008 College of Business "Excellence in Teaching" award recipient from the CWU Alumni Association. The criteria for the award includes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student and peer evaluation, and success in advising and mentoring students. It is intended for a fulltime, tenure-track, junior faculty member with more than two and less than 6 years as a CWU faculty member.

James Nimnicht, human resource management, was named the 2008 SHRM Foundation Faculty Advisor of the Year. As winner of the prestigious national award, based upon student nominations, he will receive a $1,000 educational stipend. Nimnicht will be honored June 21 in Chicago during the Society for Human Resource Management's 60th Annual Conference and Exposition. Advisors from all university chapters of SHRM, which number about 450 around the world, are eligible for the competition. Nimnicht is now a two-time winner of the award, which he also received in 2002. More than 20,000 human resources professionals are expected to participate in this year's conference.

Chad Wassell, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, was chosen as the 2007 College of Business "Excellence in Teaching" award recipient from the CWU Alumni Association. The criteria for the award includes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student and peer evaluation, and success in advising and mentoring students. It is intended for a fulltime, tenure-track, junior faculty member with more than two and less than 6 years as a CWU faculty member.

Peter Saunders, Professor, Department of Economics, was chosen as the 2007 CWU Distinguished Professor of Research. The Distinguished Professor award is the highest award attainable at the University and represents the highest level of performance. The awards are overseen by the Central Washington University Faculty Senate.

Graeme Coetzer, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, was chosen as the 2006 College of Business "Excellence in Teaching" award recipient from the CWU Alumni Association. The criteria for the award includes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student and peer evaluation, and success in advising and mentoring students. It is intended for a fulltime, tenure-track, junior faculty member with more than two and less than 6 years as a CWU faculty member.

Ozden Bayazit, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, was chosen as the 2005 College of Business "Excellence in Teaching" award recipient from the CWU Alumni Association. The criteria for the award includes excellence in teaching as demonstrated by student and peer evaluation, and success in advising and mentoring students. It is intended for a fulltime, tenure-track, junior faculty member with more than two and less than 6 years as a CWU faculty member.

Robert J. Carbaugh, Professor of Economics, was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table at the University of Oxford, England, from Aug. 8-13, 2004. The topic was "Regulating Sustainable Development: Adapting to Globalization in the Twenty-First Century."

Gary Heesacker, Professor of Accounting, was named "Best of the Best" in the "Best College Professor" category for 2003 for Kittitas County.

Hugh Spall, Professor of Business Administration, was selected to receive the Honoris Causa Award -- the highest award in Hungary for outstanding contribution(s) by a professor. He received the award in a ceremony in Hungary on March 13, 2003.

Hugh Spall, Professor of Business Administration, was named a Fulbright Scholar for 2002. He taught at the University of Pecs during the Winter and Spring 2002.

James Nimnicht, Professor of Business Administration, was selected as the 2002 National Advisor of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Robert Carbaugh, Professor, Department of Economics, was chosen as the 2001 CWU Distinguished Professor of Research. The Distinguished Professor award is the highest award attainable at the University and represents the highest level of performance. The awards are overseen by the Central Washington University Faculty Senate.

Robert Holtfreter, Professor of Accounting, was named the Outstanding Educator for 2001-02 by the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA).

James Nimnicht, Professor of Business Administration, was named the Washington State Professor of the Year for 1999-2000, by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education). He was one of 44 state recipients from more than 400 faculty members nominated by colleges and universities across the country.